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Published:Friday | October 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hilly and rugged Moore Town sits in the heart of Portland's Maroon country. Also called Nanny Town, it has a special place in the history of the Maroons and, by extension, the heritage of the Jamaican people....

Published:Friday | October 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The new Bail Act has apparently stung United States renowned televangelist the Reverend Dr Paul Lewis, as he was remanded on Wednesday evening, mere hours after being granted bail in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though they are locked behind the secured walls of the country's penal facilities, some dangerous criminals continue to gain access to cellular phones and bark orders to their cronies on the outside to kill....

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 50 per cent of Jamaica's schoolchildren are ill-prepared to manage the curriculum they face.Robert Fuderich, UNICEF resident representative, says the figure was determined using the results...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United States judge Anthony Porcelli has revealed that Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton might not make bail before his December trial, as a result of prosecutors being given more time to appeal the judgment of the court and the need for the entertainer...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is to be renamed in honour of former government minister, the late Dr Herbert Eldemire.In making the announcement yesterday, minister with responsibility...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:Dr Paul Lewis, the internationally renowned Jamaica-born American televangelist, has been slapped with fresh charges of perverting the course of justice in the ongoing carnal abuse case against him. When the new charges came up for mention...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is on track to meet most of the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but several United Nations (UN) agencies here have warned that at-risk-groups could "fall through the cracks" ...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A police sergeant who has been off the job for the last nine years awaiting his murder trial is now taking the issue to the Judicial Review Court.Lance Webley is seeking to have a new indictment charging him with the murder...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is not likely to reach the 2015 goal of lowering maternal mortality if health care does not improve for pregnant mothers. According to Dan Baker, director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), poor health care continues...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GLEANER'S fifth-floor boardroom in Kingston provided the perfect setting for yesterday's second luncheon lauding four more recipients of its highest yearly acknowledgement - The Gleaner Honour Awards...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: The Hanover Fire Department has raised serious concern about its inability to put out an E-10 gasolene fire, should one occur in the parish.District officer with the Hanover Fire Department, Conroy...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEMBERS OF the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee of Parliament yesterday sought to exonerate themselves from any blame for meeting behind closed doors for more than two years. The committee is responsible...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is exploring measures to halt the spread of invasive alien species in Jamaica. The proliferation of invasive alien species in the island...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Former United States President Bill Clinton on Monday night electrified Jamaicans who turned out to hear him speak, telling them energy costs were hitting them harder in the pocket than they should. Applause greeted the comments and many of the faces...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Court of Appeal has found that a judge who tried a case in the Gun Court erred in directing an accused man to enter a plea of guilty, and threatening that no leniency would be accorded him if he failed to adhere...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One-year-old radio talk show 'Real Man Things' will be changing its time slot from Sundays between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to Wednesdays between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., starting today.

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICANS are being urged to keep their children away from rivers, streams and all water bodies which could pose risks to their health.Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in a presentation to Parliament yesterday, said the Government...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For more than 25 years Denise Byfield has moved from one battleground to another, struggling in a tug-of-war with a debilitating heart condition which has flung her world out of orbit....

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Robert Rainford, yesterday faced the firing line as Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sought to unravel the mystery of a missing value book containing...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two murder cases - one of which has been dragging on for seven years without trial - were put off Monday for trial dates next year. The cases were set for trial in the Home Circuit Court, but had to be put off because...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Mayor of Lucea, Lloyd Hill, yesterday said there were no plans to relocate the residents of Chigwell in East Hanover, despite the rising water in the community since Jamaica was lashed by rainfall associated with what became Tropical Storm Nicole...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The highly anticipated carnal abuse trial of televangelist Dr Paul Lewis begins today in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident Magistrate's Court in Westmoreland.

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOVE of country has been described as the guiding philosophy which led four local entities on a path to recognition by The Gleaner Company Ltd for their immense contribution to national development. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the University of Technology ...

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